Insider's Guide to Things to Do in Trondheim, Norway

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Curator’s statement

If you're looking for a change of scenery, Trondheim is a wonderful place to get the best of natural marvels, history and culture all in one city. Often overlooked by other Norwegian cities such as Oslo, Trondheim is the perfect place to have a more laid-back trip with all the modern amenities you may be looking for within reach. As a large college town, this is the perfect place for new solo travelers and couples. You might even be able to catch the Northern Lights if you're lucky!

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Where to stay in Trondheim, Norway

Britannia Hotel

Refined hotel with cozy rooms and four upscale restaurants in Trondheim, Norway.

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Thon Hotel Prinsen

Modern hotel with laid-back rooms in downtown Trondheim.

Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim

Chic hotel with vibrant rooms nestled alongside the Nidelva river in Trondheim.

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Things to do in Trondheim, Norway

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Visit a Museum

Trondelag Folk Museum - Open-air cultural heritage museum with 80+ buildings dating back to the 12th century. Easily accessible by bus.

Rockheim - National museum for popular music. Has multiple floors of interactive exhibits, a restaurant overlooking the fjord, and you're almost guaranteed to come away with a new song to add to your playlist.

Stiftsgarden - Visit the Royal Residence and see the beautiful grounds. You can also get a tour of the inside as well.

Take a Hike

Old Town Bridge - A popular spot for pictures on a direct path up to my next recommended stop.

Kristiansten Fortress - Nestled on the top of a steep hill and constructed after a city fire in the 17th century to protect against attackers.

Experience Local Culture

Nidaros Cathedral - Located in the city center and built atop the burial site of King Olav II.

Pirbadet - Indoor water park with something for everyone. Going to the sauna is a must before leaving Norway!

Lerkendal Stadium - If you're into soccer (or even if you just go for the comradery), catch a match for Trondheim's own Rosenborg Ballklub.

Day Trips from Trondheim, Norway

Storlien, Sweden - This border town is only an hour bus ride away from central Trondheim and is a popular destination for winter sports fans {think skiing} and hikers alike.

Places to eat & drink in Trondheim, Norway

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Jossa - Michelin Star restaurant that uses fresh, local ingredients in an intimate and modern atmosphere and can cater to any dietary restrictions.

Indian Curry & Nepali Restaurant - Unassuming local favorite with flavorful dishes and large portions at reasonable prices.

Koie Ramen - Modern ramen bar that serves up large bowls of all varieties, along with other Japanese comfort favorites.

KVIKK Solsiden - Smoothies, wraps, sandwiches and bowls that use fresh ingredients and cater to veggie lovers.

SOT Sabrura - Upscale version of a popular Norwegian chain offering all-you-can-eat sushi along with an assortment of a la carte plates.

Frida - Dimly-lit Mexican fusion with a swanky interior and intricate plating.

Egon Sondre - Popular sit-down restaurant with options that appeal to any palette.

Benja Siam - Thai restaurant with traditional floor seating options and dishes perfect for sharing (or keeping all to yourself).

Godt Brod - The perfect place for a quick bite or light lunch. Sandwiches on homemade bread and cold-pressed juices feel as good for you as they taste.

Need to Know

Get to and from the airport by buying a Flybuss pass in advance online! The perfect way to see some beautiful scenery on the outskirts of town and save money arranging transportation.

For more travel tips, check out this 6-Day Guide to Norway: Oslo, Bergen, Fjords & Lofoten by Fora Advisor Caitlin Comiskey.

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